Location Systems

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OCSE collects locate information from federal, state and private sources to help state child support programs establish and enforce fair and equitable child support orders. This information includes employment and wages, SSA benefits, military entitlements, financial accounts and balances, insurance claims, unemployment, and child support case data.

Two major location systems collect and exchange data daily:

Specific federal law has authorized the FPLS to provide NDNH information to authorized state and federal agencies to assist with fraud prevention and eligibility determinations.

If you have a child support case, please take a look at our Families page.  If you have questions about your case, please contact your state or local child support office for assistance.

Most Recent & Requested Documents for Location Systems RSS Feed

  • State New Hire Reporting Websites

    Published: May 29, 2015
    Links to states' new hire reporting websites for employers reporting their newly hired employees
  • Federal Case Registry (FCR) Interface Guidance Document

    Published: May 5, 2015
    Provides state child support agencies with the technical aspects of establishing/maintaining interfaces between state systems and the FCR
  • Federal Case Registry

    Published: December 29, 2011

    Last Reviewed: June 1, 2015

    Provides information about the Federal Case Registry, a database that contains child support case and participant data
  • Overview of National Directory of New Hires

    Published: April 10, 2013
    A national directory that contains employment (i.e., new hires and quarterly wages) and unemployment insurance information
  • Federal Case Registry Overview

    Published: May 10, 2012

    Last Reviewed: June 1, 2015

    Provides information for data submitters and links to additional information and technical support contacts
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